Juan Manuel Gil is a writer and a teacher. He was part of the first group of residents at the Fundación Antonio Gala. His first book, Guía inútil de un naufragio (2004), earned him the Andalusian Young Poet’s Award. Since then he has focused on novels: Inopia (2008); Las islas vertebradas (2017) and Un hombre bajo el agua (2019). He is also the author of two unclassifiable books: Mi padre y yo. Un western (2012), winner of the Argaria Prize, and Hipstamatic
100, a collection of texts that combine life and current events.